How many meters did you row/erg today?

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  1. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    Yea its kind of interesting. I've heard good things about the water rower thingy too, I guess its smoother machine. Its been endorsed by former olympians etc...
    I've rowed on one, and they really do feel smooth. But their computers don't allow as complicated of workouts or provide as much data as those of C2's, IIRC. More importantly, since there's nothing to crash into if you rush your slide, you don't really get any feedback about how well you're controlling the recovery. And aesthetically, the WaterRower just doesn't seem like something I'd want to fight against, bleed on, puke on. Anyway, today was: 1000m @ 1:47 900m @1:51 800m @ 1:49 700m @ 1:49 600m @1:48 500m @1:50 400m @ 1:51 (I wasted ~7 seconds getting off the erg to puke mucus into a trashcan, then hit the last 170m at a 1:33) 300m @ 1:41 200m @ 1:39 100m @ 1:37 ~1500m with no straps: just arms->just arms @ back->half slide->full slide @ 2:05 250m @ 1:38 250m @ 1:47 (forgot to strap myself back in, [​IMG] ) 500m @ 1:41
     
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    Sprint work.
    6 mins. bike
    5 mins. erg warmup

    7x(1 min. on, 1 min. off), 5 min. rest between sets:
    1st set avg.: 1:45.3
    2nd set avg.: 1:45.8
    3rd set avg: 1:45.7

    (5965 hard meters + 2500 of warmup and paddling during active rest)

    Stretch
    10 mins. core circuit

    Done.
     
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    Sprint work.
    6 mins. bike
    5 mins. erg warmup

    7x(1 min. on, 1 min. off), 5 min. rest between sets:
    1st set avg.: 1:45.3
    2nd set avg.: 1:45.8
    3rd set avg: 1:45.7

    (5965 hard meters + 2500 of warmup and paddling during active rest)

    Stretch
    10 mins. core circuit

    Done.


    Good luck with tryouts. Shit even thinking about seat racing is getting me pumped as I type.

    Where are you rowing if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Thanks much. I'm rowing for New Trier High School, outside of Chicago. I'm a novice this season, but it's pretty amazing to get to train with our varsity crews over the offseason. The M8+ has finished 4th & 2nd at Head of the Charles and 4th & 3rd at SRAA Nationals the past 2 years. The W8+ has won SRAA Nationals 3 years in a row. One of the varsity men pulls a 6:12 and is headed to USRowing selection camps this summer. It's pretty awe-inspiring.

    You still row competitively, right?
     
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    Thanks much. I'm rowing for New Trier High School, outside of Chicago. I'm a novice this season, but it's pretty amazing to get to train with our varsity crews over the offseason. The M8+ has finished 4th & 2nd at Head of the Charles and 4th & 3rd at SRAA Nationals the past 2 years. The W8+ has won SRAA Nationals 3 years in a row. One of the varsity men pulls a 6:12 and is headed to USRowing selection camps this summer. It's pretty awe-inspiring.

    You still row competitively, right?


    Very cool. You keep the rowing up and it'll really leverage your ability to get into an Ivy, if thats the road you want. I'm on West Coast so it isn't quite as noticeable out here, but the 'fraternity of rowers' can go a long way in life ... As in having "collegiate rower" at the bottom of a resume can be an impressive compensating factor.

    Myself, I haven't rowed competitively for about 3 years [​IMG] Every once in a while I get back on erg and start training to compete (Once you're competitive you'll never want to not pull hard) but then it falls off. I fear I'll never get on the water again [​IMG] but one of these days I'll buy a C2.
     
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    Hey just did a high score today[​IMG]

    First did a 3 minute warmup at level 12 out of 15.

    Then went for 6500m at level 13 in 12 minutes. At my usual rate of 500m per minute, I wasn't going to make it, so for some minutes I went up to 28-29 strokes per minute and just made it. The machine said I burnt 165 calories in these 12 minutes.
     
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    How accurate are the calorie counters on the C2? To the best of my knowledge, the machine doesn't have a menu to enter your body's specs (height, weight, age) like many treadmills.

    Because with rowing these do not matter as much (the body's weight is not a resisting force as it is with running). The formula used by the C2 computer is (I believe) a 21 year-old 170lb. man. Adding a decade or 30lbs. or so to that won't change much, since it's really using the wattage input from the rower to calculate energy requirements.

    If you're concerned with counting every last calorie, the Concept2 website has a full calculator.
     
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    How accurate are the calorie counters on the C2? To the best of my knowledge, the machine doesn't have a menu to enter your body's specs (height, weight, age) like many treadmills.

    I have mentioned in this thread that unfortunately the gym has no Concept2 rowers, of course you didn't know that. The only rower they have is a Liferower, a "thing" from the 80s that looks like an arcade game, when I did the high score, it had me enter initials[​IMG] When I am doing 3 minute sets at level 12 out of 15 at about 25-27 strokes per minute, it gives me about 40-45 calories burnt. I don't know if this is accurate, I am 6'3" about 180lbs, age 31.
     
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    If you're actually pulling 500m per minute, you should try out for your national team.

    And rjmaiorano, thanks for the support. It really means a lot.

    Anyway, day 1 of tryouts (5 to go):

    Weigh in @ 6'1.5", 177 lbs.

    20 mins stairs at high intensity
    5 mins stairs, jogging backwards, low intensity

    300 situps
    200 jumpees
    100 pushups

    500m @ 1:38
    500m @ 1:43
    500m @ 1:45
    500m @ 1:46
     
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    If you're actually pulling 500m per minute, you should try out for your national team.

    And rjmaiorano, thanks for the support. It really means a lot.

    Anyway, day 1 of tryouts (5 to go):

    Weigh in @ 6'1.5", 177 lbs.

    20 mins stairs at high intensity
    5 mins stairs, jogging backwards, low intensity

    300 situps
    200 jumpees
    100 pushups

    500m @ 1:38
    500m @ 1:43
    500m @ 1:45
    500m @ 1:46



    shit, weren't you like 155 pounds when you first started posting on here? how much of a difference has the extra weight made in terms of clothes?
     
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    shit, weren't you like 155 pounds when you first started posting on here? how much of a difference has the extra weight made in terms of clothes?

    Yup. I put on most of the weight in the shoulders, back, ass, and legs; and also grew an inch and increased bone density. My shirts were a little baggy before and now fit well, if a little tight. I've gone from skinny to slim pants, which also still fit well, but on the tight side. My racing weight will be under 170, and I'm sure I'll naturally lose some weight from crew practice, so all the clothes should end up ok.
     
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    wmmk's the man [​IMG]

    My finger is slowly, slowly healing...but by the time it fully heals I'll probably be spending spring and summer on the track. [​IMG]
     
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    If you're actually pulling 500m per minute, you should try out for your national team.

    And rjmaiorano, thanks for the support. It really means a lot.

    Anyway, day 1 of tryouts (5 to go):

    Weigh in @ 6'1.5", 177 lbs.

    20 mins stairs at high intensity
    5 mins stairs, jogging backwards, low intensity

    300 situps
    200 jumpees
    100 pushups

    500m @ 1:38
    500m @ 1:43
    500m @ 1:45
    500m @ 1:46


    Again, very cool. When I was at my peak I was 6'2" 175lb very similar to you. And my first tryout was much the same. It was pretty much a test of physical ability. After a 3 mile warm up our coach gave us a mile at race pace, then 60 seconds to do as many pushups as possible, then 60 seconds for max situps, then max burpees, then pull ups to max. Maybe 2 mins rest between. It was a shit show

    When I came on in college I was lucky to be invited to tryout with no HS experience. I made my name in tryouts by not giving a damn that everyone else was a rower already. The underdog mentality was a ridiculous fuel. If you appreciated my support already, know this, the mental fortitude I gained from rowing (both by myself and with a team) is one of the greatest strengths I've ever gained. It never gets easier, you only go faster [​IMG]
     
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    ~1k warmup @ ~1:55 split 5min @ 1:47 split 4min @ 1:48 3min @ 1:51 2min @ 1:46 1min @ 1:43 15 mins. elliptical 20 mins. core/conditioning circuit for max reps, all lifts at rowing pace: Squat 45lbs., Boxer situps, Wallsits, "Alphabet" (lay on ground, draw abc's with feet), Bent row 45lbs., Burpees, Deadlift 95 lbs., Russians, Line jumps, Kettlebell swings 25lbs., Lunges 45 lbs., Climber, Pushups, Sculler
    Much improvement here. Good work!
     
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    Hey just did a high score today[​IMG]

    First did a 3 minute warmup at level 12 out of 15.

    Then went for 6500m at level 13 in 12 minutes. At my usual rate of 500m per minute, I wasn't going to make it, so for some minutes I went up to 28-29 strokes per minute and just made it. The machine said I burnt 165 calories in these 12 minutes.


    The machine may be slightly off here[​IMG]

    Nobody, and I do mean nobody can row 6500 m on a 1 min split. I wonder if many, if any can do 500m on a 1 min split. You may still be in excellent condition, but I'd try a different machine to be sure.

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